Originally Posted by MichaelJoeWilliamson
I do no make my assertion "universal." I merely suggest that teachers be given the opportunity to carry weapons to school. Like they do in Israel, and have since 1974. The ones that chose to avail themselves of that protection could, and probably should be required to take training. And of course be subject to all of the other safeguards in place for owning firearms.
The classroom is a potentially emotional, even confrontational environment. The teacher is frequently distracted not to mention severely outnumbered. Numerous acts of violence occur in class all the time. Teachers talents lie in empathy and caring not in security. It's just asking for trouble, and furthermore there is zero chance of it happening. It makes gun proponents sound stupid, which is unfortunate. I say, arm the administrators so the target is no longer soft. That will deter most of these incidents, and provide a means of dealing with those not deterred in a timely fashion.